RADM(Ret) Carol A. Romano, PhD, RN Advancing Nursing Practice & Leadership in Federal Health Systems
Dr. Romano is the Dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
In this episode, Dr. Romano talks about the following:
· Her personal pathway to pursuing nursing
· Her experiences at the NIH for 40 years
· Developing one of the first computerized medical information systems
· The USPHS mission, role and structure
· Federal, Local and State Medical cooperation in disaster responses
· Lessons learned from the Hurricane Katrina medical response
· The importance of quality crisis communication skills
· The USU Graduate School of Nursing programs
· How USU prepares a Ready Medical Force and how it is unique from civilian institutions
· Why individuals should consider careers in nursing and particularly in the military and/or federal system
Dr. Romano has mentored and inspired many healthcare professionals and has successfully led at all levels. You will hear her inspiring story in this interview.
She received a diploma in nursing (1971) from the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing in Pennsylvania. She earned her BS (1977), MS (1985) and PhD (1993) degrees in nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She also completed the Interagency Institute for Federal Executives at George Washington University (1993), the Harvard University Senior Managers in Government Program at the Kennedy School of Government (1997), and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Nurse Executive Leadership Program (2015). She is board certified in nursing informatics and as an advanced nurse executive. Dr. Romano is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Medical Informatics.
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